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Positive Quotes about Sports

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Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

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All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

 

Don't look back.
Something might be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

If a man watches three football games in a row,
he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Bombeck

The integrity of the game is everything.
- Peter Ueberroth

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet
mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
- Ernest Hemingway

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
- Thierry Henry

Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
- Nolan Ryan

If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you,
down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy
going back to pick it up.
- Tommy Bolt

Bulls do not win bull fights.
People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
- Vince Lombardi

If you drink don't drive.
Don't even putt.
- Dean Martin

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
- Jack Nicklaus

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis.
I want to kill people.
I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.
- Mike Tyson

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

Nobody's a natural.
You work hard to get good and then work to get better.
It's hard to stay on top.
- Paul Coffey

Hitting is timing.
Pitching is upsetting timing.
- Warren Spahn

Just play.
Have fun.
Enjoy the game.
- Michael Jordan

I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
- Joe Garagiola

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.
- Pete Rose

I'm tired of hearing about money, money,
money, money, money.
I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi,
wear Reebok.
- Shaquille O'Neal

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

A good hockey player plays where the puck is.
A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
- William James

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
- Ernie Banks

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there
are for players to break.
- John Madden

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out
there is white and the best golfer is black.
- Charles Barkley

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

I don't want to play golf.
When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
- Rogers Hornsby

Football is an incredible game.
Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.
- Tom Landry

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking
place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King

What other people may find in poetry or art museums,
I find in the flight of a good drive.
- Arnold Palmer

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

Pro football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford

I am building a fire, and everyday I train,
I add more fuel.
At just the right moment, I light the match.
- Mia Hamm

The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
- Ben Hogan

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

I'll let the racket do the talking.
- John McEnroe

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about
your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

Fans don't boo nobodies.
- Reggie Jackson

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

Don't play too much golf.
Two rounds a day are plenty.
- Harry Vardon

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

He's got an overall flair for the game.
It looks to me like he really loves what he does and
he can't wait to get up in the morning,
go hit some balls and go play.
- Gary McCord

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell


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